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Shame on the Smithsonian Institution

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 10.05.2016 | Arts
Janice S. Lintz

The Smithsonian Institution should be ashamed for failing to include hearing induction loops for its videos and films, for people who are hard of hear...

The Daughter Of A Former Slave Just Opened The First National Black History Museum

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― There were plenty of powerful moments during Saturday’s dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Bu...

360-Degree Photos Show The National Black History Museum Like You've Never Seen

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.23.2016 | Black Voices

The only national museum in the United States solely dedicated to the history, culture and impact of the black community will finally open to the publ...

After 100 Years Of Challenges, The First National Black History Museum Is Here

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.27.2016 | Black Voices

Black history is finally taking its rightful place within the Smithsonian Institution with the National Museum of African American History and Culture...

Lawmakers Push For A National Museum For Latinos

The Huffington Post | Max Greenwood | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics

Hoping to follow the example of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), two Latino lawmakers introduced legislation ...

Dream Job Alert: This Museum Is Hiring A 'Beer Historian'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.27.2016 | Taste

If you’ve ever headed to the bar after a long day at work and thought, “Ugh, I wish beer could just be my job,” you may be in luck. The Smithson...

Guitars, Ghosts and Rockstars! Inside the mind of Paul Reed Smith

Brett Berhoff | Posted 01.31.2017 | Entertainment
Brett Berhoff

Brett Berhoff invites us for an exclusive backstage experience in his Legends of Music series where he spends time with the most inspiring minds from ...

Crossing the Line: The Smithsonian's Most Recent Censorship of Artists Hurts Us All

Rachel Waters | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Rachel Waters

(Artist Anida Yoeu Ali stands as The Red Chador in the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building during the Crosslines art show held on Memorial Day we...

The Smithsonian Seeks To Preserve The Gazebo Where Tamir Rice Was Killed

Vibe | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is set to open in September 2016, and in honor of its grand opening, the museu...

Smithsonian Says Museum Will Include Mention of Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Accusations

The New York Times | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.01.2016 | Black Voices

After days of questioning, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens in Washington in September, said on Thursday that ...

How The Green Book Helped African-American Tourists Navigate A Segregated Nation

Smithsonian | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.30.2016 | Black Voices

For black Americans traveling by car in the era of segregation, the open road presented serious dangers. Driving interstate distances to unfamiliar lo...

La Voz Femenina Se Levanta

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 03.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

During International Women's Month, we do well to focus on the museum field and its practice of diversity and inclusion relative to women and, in particular, Latinas. An assessment of the current situation should begin with a quick reality check.

Latino Poets Honor Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta at Smithsonian

NBC Latino | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 03.10.2016 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON, DC -- In commemoration of the ground-breaking exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery honoring civil rights ...

The Surprises You'll Find In The Smithsonian Museums

WHERE | Posted 03.03.2017 | Travel

Founded in 1846 with a $500,000 bequest, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is the largest museum complex in the world. Each year, milli...

The Other Washington

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.19.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Traces of this other Washington are everywhere. As the new capital was rising from former woods and swampland, slaves labored on many of its buildings, including the White House and the Capitol.

Hank Aaron: Swinging for Social Justice

Ayele Shakur | Posted 02.14.2017 | Education
Ayele Shakur

On the playing field, Hank Aaron smashed through racial barriers and ignored racist death threats and hate mail when he broke Babe Ruth's long time "sacred record" for home runs on April 8, 1974.

The Metropolitan Room of Ageless Art

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 02.04.2017 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

According to owner Bernie Furshpan, the goal of this Flatiron district cabaret is to revive the "golden age of cabaret" with both renowned performers and new faces.

Exploring 'Wonder' at the Renwick Gallery-Washington, D.C.

Kiley Smith | Posted 01.25.2017 | Arts
Kiley Smith

Before your very eyes a rainbow of brilliant, dazzling colors appears. This however, is no ordinary rainbow. The artwork has been made from embroidery thread hooked from floor to ceiling repeatedly.

You Will Never Love Anything As Much As DC's Panda Loves Snow

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.25.2016 | Weird News

It's snowing, and it's cold, and LET'S GO PLAY IN IT! Tian Tian woke up this morning to a lot of snow, and he was pretty excited about it. #Blizz...

Internet Spins Hateful Meme Of Sikh Athlete Into Baller Hashtag

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 12.10.2015 | Good News

This is a slam dunk. After a racist meme of Sikh American basketball player Darsh Preet Singh surfaced on social media, the Internet rallied against ...

Smithsonian Head: Government Should Take Lead In Arts Funding

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.09.2015 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Smithsonian says the government should "take the lead in reinvesting in the arts and humanities." David Skorton, w...

Roscoe Brown and Norman Lear on the Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.09.2016 | Black Voices
Jeryl Brunner

During a visit to the Smithsonian when he was five years old, Roscoe Brown first laid eyes on the Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh's plane which flew across the Atlantic just the year before. Needless to say, Brown was absolutely captivated.

Calling All Trekkies: The Smithsonian Needs Your Help!

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

The Smithsonian is restoring the original studio model of the Enterprise used on the "Star Trek" TV series -- and the institution is calling on fans o...

An Interview With Christopher Carter: Artist & Sculptor -- A Multi-Ethnic Perspective

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 09.25.2016 | Arts
Carroll F. Gray

From 1992 'til 2002, Christopher worked as an Animator and Storyboard Artist in San Francisco, where he says he learned to work collaboratively. Throughout his career he has also been an educator, with visiting teaching and professorial posts in art at Boston, UC Berkeley, and San Franciso's Art Institute of California,

Hearing Loss, the Forgotten Disability

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Janice S. Lintz

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 25 years ago, yet we are still discussing the same issues for people with hearing loss. The terms "disability" and "access" have morphed into just meaning physical disability and physical access.